13.06.2016 - 06:15 [ Daily Beast ]

CIA and Pentagon Bicker While Russia Wipes Out U.S.-Backed Rebels

„The status of the opposition is resilient in the face of horrendous attacks by the Syrian and Russian forces,” a U.S. intelligence official explained to The Daily Beast. “The defeat of Assad is a necessary precondition to ultimately defeat [ISIS]. As long as there is a failed leader in Damascus and a failed state in Syria, [ISIS] will have a place to operate from.

“You can’t deal with ISIS if you have a failed state,” the U.S. official observed.“